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Film Australia

Works: 1,915 works in 3,582 publications in 2 languages and 12,942 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Internet videos  Biography  Documentary television programs  Environmental films  Case studies  Drama 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: QL668.E227, 597.87
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Troubled minds lithium revolution ( visu )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
Ex-Changi prisoner of war, and psychiatrist, Dr John Cade, sought a pharmacological treatment for bipolar disorder in the 1940s ; and in so doing, marked the beginning of psychopharmacology
Selling Australia branding a country ( visu )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Nearly two decades after Paul Hogan first put that "extra shrimp on the barbie," he is still on camera selling Australia to tourists and Aussies alike. Focusing on the phenomenally successful "Brand Australia" campaign, this program questions whether travelers' expectations should be allowed to drive a country's image-especially when that image relies on simplistic, nostalgia-laden stereotypes. Interviews with Paul Hogan, the Australian Tourist Commission's John Morse, and others, as well as footage of vacationers living out their vision of the land down under, provide telling insights into the relationship between marketing, tourism, and national identity in the first country to ever promote itself as a brand
Voyage of the Courtesans ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
"In the spring of 1789, a ship left port in London bound for the Botany Bay penal colony in Australia. The ship carried precious cargo - women, sent to keep the desperate male colonists from engaging in what their governor called 'gross irregularities.' But these women were hardly quiet homemakers - they were a hardy raucous lot rounded up from London's notorious Newgate prison and other jails around the country, and they did not submit quietly to their forced voyage and the rough life they knew was ahead. Once aboard the Lady Juliana, these destitute convicts -- thieves, prostitutes and con artists -- turned their banishment into opportunity, setting up a business before they arrived in Botany Bay. As they traveled from port to port en route to Australia, many offered themselves to sailors from other ships. With liquor flowing and bodices bursting, they took control of their destinies, and eventually arrived in Australia, healthy and ready to take on the new world. Voyage of the Courtesans brings to light the true story of the voyage of Lady Juliana. The film will delve into the history with the help of these ladies modern-day descendents. The audience will follow as these women uncover their pasts, unearthing the truth about their spirited ancestors, and comparing themselves to the women of the Lady Juliana, who managed to play the tough cards they were dealt into an unexpected winning hand"--Cover
Mabo by Trevor Graham( visu )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Relates the life of Eddie Koiki Mabo and his struggles to get his rights to his traditional land on Murray Island in the Torres Strait recognized. His family, including his wife Bonita and son Eddie Jr., as well as influential friends such as Noel Loos and Henry Reynolds provide their memories of Eddie Mabo and insights into the forces that drove him to seek achieve justice from Australian governments
The Diplomat Jose Ramos Horta and East Timor's fight for independence ( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
The final chapter in Jose Ramos Horta's 24-year fight for East Timor's freedom. He emerges as a tenacious and beguiling character whose role as a diplomat and peacemaker was crucial to achieving independence for his country
Bush mechanics the series by David Batty( visu )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
"This off-beat series follows the exploits of the Bush Mechanics, a group of engaging Aboriginal characters who travel through central Australia. In each episode, the Bush Mechanics who come from the remote Warlpiri community of Yuendumu are presented with a new set of challenges - catching a car thief, getting a nephew out of jail, racing to an outback rock concert and travelling thousands of miles to gather pearl shells for a rainmaking ceremony. As they travel through the desert in their clapped-out vehicles, they solve multiple car problems with wacky and inventive bush repair techniques. Featured characters include Jack Jakamarra, an Aboriginal elder who introduces the episodes with recollections of his first strange encounters with white people and their ways, and Jupurrula, the magic mechanic who appears out of nowhere to help the Bush Mechanics when they get into real car trouble. A blend of documentary and drama, each of the four episodes illuminates a particular aspect of Warlpiri life from gathering bush tucker and living in a humpy to football and rock and roll. Combining adventure, magic realism and a distinctive brand of indigenous humour, the series provides a unique insight into both contemporary and traditional Aboriginal culture." --Kanopy website
Federation a three-part journey to nationhood by Joan C Callahan( visu )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
The Land looks at the period 1889-1891 and tracks the first attempts at federation. The People covers 1891-1897 dealing with the revival of the federation movement after the 1890s Depression. The Nation covers the 1897 Premiers' Conference and the 1898 Constitutional Convention
A wire through the heart ( visu )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
The Bridge is the definitive story of the building of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the vision of those who made it happen, despite their personal conflicts and political intrigues. Pipe Dreams is the epic historical story of the 19th century construction of the longest water pipeline in the world - the Perth to Coolgardie Water Scheme. A Wire Through the Heart brings to life the epic story of constructing Australia's overland telegraph. The two central characters are dramatically recreated, explorer John McDougall Stuart and scientist Charles Todd, and the film documents their extraordinary tales of adventure and engineering struggle -- ABV-TV website
Plagued ( visu )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Pt. I investigates, through various case studies, how epidemics break out, and also covers environmental ailments such as carpal tunnel syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, and heart disease. Pt. II concentrates on bubonic plague (Black Death) and cholera, giving an historical account of the spread of these diseases as man explored his world. Pt. III explores the relationship between the immune system and history. Pt. IV shows the interaction between the epidemics of HIV and syphilis, fostered by drug use and prostitution
Life at 1 ( visu )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
"How do you give a child the best chance in life? Life at 1 is the first instalment in a landmark series that aims to unlock the secrets of child development by following 11 babies and their families for seven years. We witness the factors that impact their lives, watch the interplay of nature and nurture, and talk to experts to find out what limits children's growth and wellbeing and what makes them thrive. Made in conjunction with the long-term study in which 10,000 Australian children have been placed under a sociological and scientific microscope, this groundbreaking program will try to discover what creates a happy, healthy child and what makes us who we are. In episode 1, we discover the personalities of our babies and in episode 2, we find out if the stress of modern living is too much stress for a child." -- jacket
South Korea ( visu )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Examines the dissatisfaction with South Korea's economic miracle, which was brought about by low wages, political dictatorship, martial law, and giant industrial conglomerates that dominate the country's economy. Looks at the challenges faced by the people as they grapple with the impending transition to a technology-based economy
Colour of war the ANZACs by Paul Rudd( visu )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
For the first time, only original colour footage is used to paint a vividly detailed picture of the closely allied nations of Australia and New Zealand, from the build up to World War Two to the end of the Vietnam Conflict. In three parts, newly discovered films, home movies and compelling first-hand accounts allow viewers a very personal connection to the war experience, both on the battlefield and on the homefront
The valley between ( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and Australian languages and held by 92 libraries worldwide
The story of a Bruno Gunther, a feisty 14-year-old immigrant growing up in a small farming community in South Australia in the 1930s
Cane toads an unnatural history by Mark Lewis( visu )
14 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
This unique blend of personal anecdote and absurd fact exposes one of the most bizarre biological blunders of all time. In 1935, in a strategic operation designed to save the nation's sugar cane crop from destruction by the Greyback beetle, the Queensland Government imported a sackload of Bufo Marinus, the Cane Toad, from Hawaii. The Cane Toad adapted beautifully to its new surroundings and proceeded to breed so rapidly that it fast became a pest of plague proportions. They spread everywhere and ate everything - except the Greyback beetle. Presents the whole story - warts and all
Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker( visu )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
On a camping trip in an ancient Australian coastal rainforest with his father, a young boy thinks about the history of the plant and animal life around him and wonders about their future. An animated film using a unique relief collage artform. Suggested audience: junior, primary
Singapore by Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria( visu )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Examines the economic vitality and outlook of Singapore and shows how the government keeps the people focused on the goal of becoming a regional center in the global economy by influencing all espects of their lives. Also shows government efforts at keeping Singapore's multi-racial society unified
Dreamings : The Art of Aboriginal Australia by Michael Riley( visu )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Discusses the imagery of Aboriginal art and its role in Aboriginal belief systems which have spiritural connections to the land, ancestry, animals and plants. Traditional artists at work explain the significance of dream paintings. Suggested audience: Senior secondary, tertiary, special groups
Taiwan by Xiulian Lü( visu )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Examines Taiwan's economic success and the political changes since the lifting of martial law. Asks whether the economic miracle can be sustained amidst the turmoil of political democratization
Hong Kong by Gabriele Imhof( visu )
2 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Examines, through the lives of several citizens, the factors that make Hong Kong an economic power and illustrates a common anxiety about an uncertain future when China takes control in 1997
The Story of Rosy Dock ( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
An animated film about a woman who goes to live in the Australian desert and tries to establish a garden, ignoring the natural beauty around her and endangering the environment
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